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Ever Heard Saying, What Goes Around, Comes Around?

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Submitted by AnneM (United States), Feb 7, 2006 at 06:30

In your letter you said that all the religions should be respected.

I have a few questions that should be answered.

If Islam is respectful of other religions, why was a beloved Christian church, the Church of the Nativity, in 2002 was with those who run that church, taken and held hostage for a couple weeks? When the incident was over, that church was left in a mess.

If Islam is respectful of other religions, why is it that a number of Arab newspapers have printed over the years pictures that are not only anti-Israel, but anti-Jewish as well? I have seen a number of them and they are really very nasty.

If Islam is respectful of other religions, why is it that a number of ancient Buddha statues in Afganistan were distroyed by the Taliban when that country was under that dictatorship?
There was an international protest.

If Islam is respectful of other religions, why is it that there is still to this day an ongoing battle between the Hindu India and Muslim Pakastan over a land area name the Kashmer?
That whole land issue has still not been resolved.

This whole cartoons incident should simply be based on an old saying, which I hope you have heard, what goes around comes around. One cannot get respect if you cannot give it.
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